Giant Herb Robert, Madeira Cranesbill
Geranium maderense is a magnificent tender perennial. The Madeira Cranesbill is the largest of the Geranium species, and certainly one of the most impressive, reaching a height of 1.5m (4’,9"). Although perennial, it often acts as a biennial, producing pretty magenta pink blooms in its second year. But you won’t mind the wait - it will give you time to appreciate the exotic-looking, dissected, evergreen foliage that radiates from a stout central trunk. This spectacular RHS AGM species will need some winter protection so it is best grown in the conservatory or a large patio container which can be moved to a frost free position in winter. Height: 150cm (59"). Spread: 100cm (39").
- NEW in 2013
- RHS Award of Garden Merit
- The palm tree geranium
Geranium 'Double Flowered Collection'
Hardy Geranium, Cranesbill
Enjoy our selection of the very best double-flowered cranesbills. Every bloom is a pretty posy of vibrant colour and unlike their single flowered relations, these hardy geraniums won’t self seed, so the flowers last even longer. These cottage garden favourites will quickly blend with other herbaceous perennials to create colourful groundcover, and look equally attractive in borders or containers. Height: Up to 90cm (36"). Spread: 60cm (24").
- Collection comprises 1 plant each of:
- Geranium himalayense ‘Birch Double’ (left) - Vigorous and versatile, this superb cranesbill tolerates almost any situation; even full shade.
- Geranium pratense ‘Laura’ (bottom right) - Long lasting, weather resistant, double white flowers are produced from June onwards on upright, downy stems.
- Geranium pratense ‘Summer Skies’ (top right) - The double blooms of Geranium pratense ‘Summer Skies’ may look delicate but this hardy herbaceous perennial is tough and undemanding.
Geranium pratense 'Summer Skies'
Hardy Geranium, Meadow Cranesbill
Plant swathes of this gorgeous mauve-pink geranium in your cottage garden borders and enjoy dreamy summer skies all summer long. The double blooms of Geranium pratense ‘Summer Skies’ may look delicate but this hardy herbaceous perennial is tough and undemanding. Unlike its single flowered relations, this meadow cranesbill does not self seed, so the flowers last even longer. Height: 90cm (36”). Spread: 60cm (24”).